Miami University's Red & White Club Announces 2008-09 Luncheon Schedule Red and White Club Luncheons Begin August 21 Red and White Club Luncheons Begin August 21

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Aug. 14, 2008

OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University's Red & White Club will host 10 luncheons during the course of the 2008-09 season, with three being held at off-campus sites in greater Cincinnati, Athletic Director Brad Bates announced today. The October, January, and April luncheons will be held at City Barbeque locations in West Chester, Hyde Park, and Beaver Creek respectively. For more information and directions to City Barbeque locations, visit

The first luncheon will be Thursday, August 21, at the Walter L. Gross, Jr. Family Student Athlete Development Center, with football coach Shane Montgomery and volleyball coach Carolyn Condit scheduled to speak. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The cost of the luncheon will be $9 for Red & White Club members and $11 for non-members.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to Brenda Bertsch at least three days prior to the respective luncheon date, either by phone (513-529-8097) or by email (

The Red and White Club luncheons provide an opportunity for our members to gain exclusive insight on what is happening within our sports programs. In addition to connecting with other Miami fans and Red and White Club members, various head coaches and student-athletes speak during lunch and provide a forum for questions. Check out the complete schedule below:

Date ..... Site ..... Speakers

Thu., Aug. 21 .. Gross Center .. Shane Montgomery (football) & Carolyn Condit (volleyball)

Thu., Sept. 4 .. Millett Hall .. Jill Reeve (field hockey) & Bobby Kramig (soccer)

Thu., Oct. 2 .. City BBQ, West Chester .. Rico Blasi (ice hockey)

Thu., Nov. 6 .. Millett Hall .. Charlie Coles & Maria Fantanarosa (basketball)

Thu., Dec. 4 .. Millett Hall .. Dave Jennings & Pete Lindsay (swimming)

Thu., Jan. 8 .. City BBQ, Hyde Park ..Charlie Coles & Maria Fantanarosa (basketball)

Thu., Feb. 5 .. Goggin Ice Center .. Vicki Korn (synch. skating) & Rico Blasi (ice hockey)

Thu., Mar. 5 .. Millett Hall .. Casey Lubahn (golf), Warren Mandrell (men's track) & Rita Arndt-Molis (women's track)

Thu., Apr. 2 .. City BBQ, Beaver Creek .. Kelly Kovach Schoenly (softball) & Dan Simonds baseball)

Thu., May 7 .. Millett Hall .. Howard Joffe (tennis) & Dan Simonds (baseball)

The Red and White Club is the membership organization that supports Miami Athletics' scholarship needs. Gifts to the Red and White Club go directly into the Red and White Club Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance to all varsity sports programs at Miami. For more information about the Red and White Club, email .